NYT: "Trump Tests Core G.O.P. Doctrine: Russia Is the Enemy"
December 14, 2016, 08:35 PM
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From the New York Times:

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It’s on Page One of my GOP Catechism, right after:

Q. What is the most sacred doctrine to all orthodox Republicans?

A. Amnesty for undocumented workers.

And who can forget Bob Dole running for President in 1996 on the traditional Republican platform, first enunciated by William Howard Taft in 1908, of banning Christmastime performances of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker? Remember, my fellow Republicans, to always trust NYT advice on partisan strategy:
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans face a vexing dilemma with the impending presidency of Donald J. Trump: Will they maintain the tough line on Russia that has been central to their foreign policy for decades, or cede that ground to Democrats?

For decades during the Cold War, Republicans tried to claim the hawkish mantle when it came to confronting the Soviet Union. Vice President Richard M. Nixon famously squared off against Premier Nikita Khrushchev in 1959, and years later President Ronald Reagan cast the Soviets as an “evil empire.”

We Republicans have always been at war with Russia!

Similarly, that’s why Hillary largely ran against her hated archnemesis, Angela Merkel. Hillary’s repeated call for America to resume strategic bombing of German ballbearing factories is part of the Democratic tradition, going back to Woodrow Wilson and FDR, that Germany is the enemy.

Remember, as Lord Palmerston pointed out: “We have … eternal allies, and we have … perpetual enemies.”

Would the New York Times lie to us Republicans about what our strategy should be?

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